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The Union County Rugby Football Club, located in New Jersey, has been in operation since 1974 and touts over 1,000 club members from kindergarten age to adult. We offer both touch and tackle rugby teams that play year round. The Club will be celebrating its 50th Anniversary in three short years, and we are beginning to fundraise and draw awareness to this monumental event. In addition to the 50th, we are also preparing to start a modified season, our first since we lost 2 full seasons to the Coronavirus Pandemic. Since we were not able to gather on the field last year, we have decided to host a virtual race encompassing all of the rugby clubs in NJ to foster some friendly competition and to get people excited for the possible restart of competitive play this Spring.
Challenge yourself to one (or multiple) of the virtual race options by logging your total accumulated mileage over a time frame of your choosing. (doesn't have to be done all at once & you can walk, run, or bike!)
If you sign up for 2 races at the same time you will receive a 10% discount on your registration automatically.
The Home Field Loop: 13.1 miles covers the same distance you would if you were to travel between all of pitches Union County Rugby plays home games on. This would take you from Rahway River Park in Rahway, to Madison Avenue Park also in Rahway, to Unami Park in Cranford, to Warinaco Park in Roselle, and back to the start at Rahway River Park.
The River Run: 42 miles is the combined distance of the two mightiest waterways running through Union County, the Rahway River and the Elizabeth River.
The Jersey Cup: 257 Miles is a daunting task, but covers the same distance you would if you hopped in your car to tour all of the home pitches of New Jersey's NINE rugby clubs. This route goes south to north, and would take you from Jersey Shore to South Jersey to Monmouth to Princeton to Union to Bayonne to Morris to Montclair to North Jersey. This event has it's own special medal and shirt that are different from the Home Field Loop and The River Run.
HOW IT WORKS:
William Garcia, a member of NoJo Rugby, and a beloved nurse, firefighter, father, and friend, has been diagnosed with Stage 4 Metastatic Melanoma.
Will and his family, including wife, Jessica, and children Chelsea (14), Cayden (12) and Cole (6), face a difficult battle ahead, including staggering financial costs.
A GoFundMe has been established to assist Will and his family in their fight against the disease. Those from the rugby community wishing to contribute make do so via the link provided and we encourage you to share amongst your clubs, friends and colleagues.
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